Bea Alonzo is Betty La Fea

beabetty.jpgBea Alonzo was finally chosen by the ABS-CBN management to play the lead role of the Philippine adaptation of the hit Colombian tv series "Betty La Fea". The news was confirmed by Wenn Deramas, director of such movies as Tanging Ina and Ang Cute ng Ina Mo, who will also helm the Philippine version of "Ugly Betty".

The original Betty La Fea was shown in various countries from 1999 to 2001. It was first aired in the Philippines via GMA 7. Some countries like Mexico, Spain, Israel, India, Germany, Turkey, Russia, Netherlands, Greece, Croatia, Czech Republic and Portugal also bought the franchise of the Colombian telenovela to have their own version.

The most popular adaptation of the telenovela is the US version “Ugly Betty” which won various awards for Best Comedy series including the Emmys. The star of Ugly Betty, America Ferrera, also won various Best Actress awards for playing the role. T

Last March 8, 2008, we conducted a poll on who do you think should play the local “Betty” and here’s the result:

Our Betty La Fea Poll Results:

1. Bea Alonzo – 20%
2. Regine Velasquez – 19%
3. Angel Locsin – 15%
4. KC Concepcion – 14%
5. Valerie Concepcion – 11%
6. Anne Curtis – 9%
7. Sarah Geronimo – 8%
8. Nikki Gil – 2%
9. Angelica Panganiban – 1%+
10. Shaina Magdayao – 1%

I guess ABS-CBN is listening to the people’s voice as they are now announcing that Bea Alonzo was chosen for the plum role. 🙂

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